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Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator

Nigel Seaman

Contact details

3 Garth View Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8EW

  nigel_seaman@hotmail.com
  
  07779 329446


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Nigel Seaman is a busy freelance conductor, teacher, brass band trainer and adjudicator currently working with a number of bands in Wales and beyond. In 2015 he joined the creative team of the Cory Band, the world’s top-ranked band, as their Musical Consultant, working closely with the band’s Musical Director, Philip Harper.

Born in Denbigh, North Wales, Nigel studied at the Royal Manchester and Royal Northern Colleges of Music. On graduating he moved to South Wales in 1975 to join the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera as Principal Tuba. Two years later he moved to the Principal Tuba chair of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a post he held for 33 years until his retirement in 2010.

However, he still maintains a busy schedule. He has been tutor of tuba, pedagogy and brass studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff since 1977 and is much in demand as a conductor, teacher, mentor, adjudicator and brass band trainer.

Over the years, Nigel has held a number of appointments with all the top Welsh brass bands including Cory, Tredegar Town, Parc & Dare, Lewis Merthyr, Llwydcoed, Markham, BTM and Burry Port Town Band. He is currently Musical Director of Welsh Regional First section Champions, the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) band.

Nigel is also much in demand as a freelance conductor and adjudicator, frequently working with a number of bands in Wales, whilst visits further afield have included Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford and Staffordshire bands, Faireys, Kortrijk (Belgian National Championships), amongst many others.

For 10 years Nigel presented the popular 'Sounding Brass' programme on BBC Radio Wales and during his professional playing and conducting career has travelled extensively in the UK and undertaken many overseas tours throughout Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East and Far East, and during the past 39 years has directed over 400 contest performances and many more concert appearances with over 45 different bands.

In 2011 the prestigious Welsh Music Guild presented Nigel with the John Edwards Memorial Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of Welsh music. This reflected Nigel's long career in the BBC NOW and his many years of music-making with brass bands in Wales. He is also a Silver Award recipient and Life Member and Executive Member of the South East Wales Brass Band Association.

 

 



The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 24 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Arrow Valley Brass

February 20 • Third Section based in Inkberrow Worcs. Main rehearsal Sun. am. Seek MUSICAL DIRECTOR. Extensive programme of engagements small number of contests.Expenses etc. by negotiation.Further information ring 01527852485 or from arrowvalleybrass.co.uk


Poulton-le-Fylde

February 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator